Book Reviews

Bloodline Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Dark ages adventure a draw even for history-phobic teens.
By Katy Moran
(2009)
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Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood: A Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fast-paced retelling makes this myth exciting for teens.
By Tony Lee
(2009)
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Woods Runner Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Page-turner peppered with Revolutionary War history.
By Gary Paulsen
(2010)
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The Taming of Lola: A Shrew Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Dueling tantrums lead to a truce -- and lessons.
By Ellen Weiss
(2010)
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Pink Me Up Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Dad's a really good sport in this fun father-daughter tale.
By Charise Mericle Harper
(2010)
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The Storm in the Barn Book Poster Image
age 10+
Engrossing historical graphic novel with a fantasy twist.
By Matt Phelan
(2009)
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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
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A Faraway Island Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Moving story of Jewish sisters living as refugees in Sweden.
By Annika Thor
(2009)
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War Games Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Slow-starting but tense tale of occupied Greece.
By Audrey Couloumbis, Akila Couloumbis
(2009)
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The Day of the Pelican Book Poster Image
age 13+
Harrowing fictionalization of the war in Kosovo.
By Katherine Paterson
(2009)
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Louise the Big Cheese: Divine Diva Book Poster Image
age 5+
Starry-eyed girl copes with disappointment in sparkly tale.
By Elise Primavera
(2009)
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Dark Night Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Darkly comic, empowering take on tackling nighttime fears.
By Dorothee de Monfreid
(2009)
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Tess's Tree Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Sweet story of grief and healing is pitch perfect.
By Jess Brallier
(2009)
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The Door of No Return Book Poster Image
age 12+
Lost African prince adventure/mystery with a unique premise.
By Sarah Mussi
(2008)
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Alligator Bayou Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Moving, tragic tale of racism in Jim Crow South.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2009)
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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brilliant high-seas adventure is a classic.
By Avi
(1990)
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What Lincoln Said Book Poster Image
age 4+
An introduction to Abe Lincoln in his own words.
By Sarah Thomson
(2008)
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Mare's War Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Unique African-American woman's WWII experience.
By Tanita Davis
(2009)
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Anything But Typical Book Poster Image
age 10+
Realistic look inside the world of a tween with autism.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2009)
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Sahwira: An African Friendship Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intense, dramatic story of an interracial friendship tested.
By Carolyn Marsden, Phillip Matzigkeit
(2009)
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